Rabbits are not classified as rodents; they belong to the family of the Leporidae (hares). Our domestic rabbits are descended from European wild rabbits. The breeding of various types of domestic rabbit had already begun in the 16th century. Gradually various breeds were developed, such as the popular lop-eared rabbit. The dwarf rabbits that are so popular today were first bred in the early to mid 20th century.
Rabbits live in groups and therefore should be kept at least as a pair. Keeping one rabbit on its own is only a compromise, e.g for sick animals and should not be for long periods.
In the wild rabbits live together in large clans or groups. They graze together, provide mutual safety in the group and have a strict hierarchy amongst themselves. Mind you, it is important that rabbits kept in a group have an enclosure or hutches large enough to allow them to get out of each others’ way where they do not have difficulty in seeking out separate sleeping places.
dobar offers you and your rabbits a large selection of outdoor enclosures and hutches in which your small rabbits will also feel at home with you.
Our hutches offer many extras, such as integral rest spaces, removable zinc tubs for ease of cleaning or hutches with integral open air enclosures. The important things for us are both the convenience of simple construction and the accessibility of the hutches, to allow you to have an overview at all times.